I was very disappointed in may stay at Hostel Casa Colon. When I first arrived, the receptionist seemed rather uninterested and didn't even lead me to the room. Instead she just pointed up the stairs and said it's up there.
So I get to my room and it's nothing like the pictures on the website. It's very cramped and hot with little ventilation except for the small window to the street.
Next I check out the bathrooms. FILTHY!!! Not only filthy, but dimly lit. They smelled bad and the bins were nearly full of toilet paper. I think they have like about 2 toilets for 16+ people and do a bad job of cleaning. I wound up not even taking a shower because I was so grossed out by the conditions.
To top it off when I get into my bed, there was sand in it and the sheets were dirty. I think they just made the beds without even changing the sheets. How does this happen? Then when I ask the front desk for new sheets, they handed me sheets and told me to change it myself. And the sheets were not even the right size for the bed!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hostel Casa Colon is a beautiful colonial house in the 50s, with an architectural design typical of the period, with artisan hand carved cedar. We are a boutique Hostel with excellent quality, higher standards of each of the services Located in an excellent tourist and commercial area with easy access to services (banks, ATM machines, supermarkets, bars, restaurants, gas stations, shops, transport, etc) We offer private and shared rooms, bar and restaurant, security, excellent customer service and tourist information, free parking, TV room with flat screen cable TV. The comfortable private rooms have flat screen, cable TV, wireless internet access and housekeeping. (In addition sofa in Junior Suite) The dorms have bunk beds, free lockers, shared bathrooms spotless. The bar and restaurant offers delicious dishes for breakfast, lunch or dinner. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hostel Casa Colon Hotel San Jose
- Hostel Casa Colon Costa Rica/San Jose